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Fighting Hawks will be UND’s new athletic nickname. The results of a vote released at a press conference Wednesday show of 27,378 total votes, Fighting Hawks received 57.24 percent, beating...
UND is holding a press conference today to announce what its new athletic nickname will be. The conference will be live-streamed on the Grand Forks Herald's website at 10 a.m...
North Dakota's higher education board discussed areas of concern pointed out by an accreditation agency last week.
Legal counsel for the former director of UND's Energy and Environmental Research Center has filed a motion in opposition to the school's request to dismiss a multimillion-dollar lawsuit. Gerald Groenewold is suing UND President Robert Kelley and the North Dakota University System for about $2.9 million, claiming employment discrimination and emotional distress when he was placed on administrative leave and then fired for cause in May 2014. The defendants filed a motion Sept.
The Rural Assistance Center in Grand Forks is changing its name. The program, which is located in the Center for Rural Health at UND's School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will be known as the Rural Health Information Hub, or RHIhub. The transition will be completed on Dec. 1, when its website name is changed to ruralhealthinfo.org. According to a news release, the entity was established in 2002 to address rural health issues. This year, it received continued federal funding of $10.5 million over five years. A live announcement will be made at 10:30 a.m.
Applications are now being accepted for the position of UND's next president. An advertisement crafted by search committee members using input from the campus community went live Nov. 13.
Faculty and staff at UND feel the campus needs healing and were worried about the future in the days before a new interim president was appointed.
FARGO—Ed Schafer had barely made it inside Fargo's James Carlson Library on Thursday when someone recognized him. After the two shook hands, the 69-year-old former North Dakota governor said exchanges...
UND administrators continued to solicit ideas from faculty and staff on how to solve the school's $5 million budget shortfall during a forum Thursday. Earlier this month, department leaders were asked to prepare sample budgets with cuts of varying sizes on all appropriated funds for fiscal year 2016 to cover the shortfall. The proposals aren't binding, but they're part of ways the school is looking at both cutting costs and increasing revenue to cover the deficit, which is partially the result of a tuition cap set by the state Legislature. At the forum Thursday, UND Vice President for Finan
As the final UND nickname vote kicks off Thursday between Fighting Hawks and Roughriders, the university remains mum on how a corresponding logo will be developed for the winning name. After more than a year of meetings, surveys, feedback and several votes, the school is days away from picking a new name.